State of Our Children Breakfast

The Children’s Movement (TCM) State of Our Children Breakfast brings together more than 500 community stakeholders to celebrate the impacts of our collective work, and to embrace the challenges that remain. Since 2011 this annual event has drawn representatives from education, health, housing, justice, non-profit, civic, business, and philanthropy. The SOOC Breakfast includes an entertaining and meaningful program that highlights the good work being done in the community together with an inspiring, thought-provoking keynote address.

Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  7:30AM - 9:15AM  |  Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building

"Hearts and Minds: Making Equity A Reality in Our Community"

Keynote Presented by Lateefah Simon, President, Akonadi Foundation and youngest woman to receive a MacArthur Fellowship

feature-lateefah_simon-cropped.jpgLateefah Simon is an expert in empowering low-income youth and young people of color to reimagine their futures. In 2003, at age 26 she was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, making her the youngest woman to receive this honor. Her ideas and programs have helped transform the lives of thousands of children and families. Lateefah will share her unique perspective on guiding troubled youth from poverty and delinquency to healthy and productive adulthoods. She will also explore the ways in which our systems can limit our children’s potential, and the opportunities we have right now to change things. Lateefah is an insightful and inspiring speaker who leaves her audience with the necessary tools and energy to reimagine their communities  ̶  creating a place where all children receive the support and opportunities they need to heal, learn, grow and become leaders.

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2018 State of Our Children Breakfast Sponsors




AIMS Center for Math and Science Education Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Fresno County Office of the District Attorney FUSD - Department of Intervention and Prevention
Uplift Family Services VMS Family Counseling Services 


Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District Fowler Unified School District
Sanger Unified School District  

2017 - Less Chutes, More Ladders: Accelerating Opportunities for our Most Vulnerable Children


Keynote speaker: Arnold Chandler, Principal, Forward Change
2017 Breakfast Program (20 pages) 

2017 Spelling Bee Video (featuring Ananya Vinay, Danay Ferbuson and Brooklynblair Shapiro)




  2016 - Begin at the Beginning


Keynote speaker: Dr. Larry Rand, Director of Perinatal Services, UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, Director and Principal Investigator of the California Preterm Birth Initiative, and Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Maternal and Fetal Medicine

2016 Program (16 pages)

2016 Stand by You Video




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